UEFA Champions League 2019/20 (Round of 16)

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Cruyff14

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Football is killing itself. People would soon tire of seeing the same matches every year, especially if those clubs are not there on merit
And particularly when sides keep getting "randomly" drawn against each other.

If they're going to do with what the tweet in moomba's post suggests, they may as well scrap being able to have teams from the same country in the same group/play each other in the last 16 too.
 

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Praying the tournament gets finished in some capacity, really interesting mix of teams left in this years competition.
 

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Praying the tournament gets finished in some capacity, really interesting mix of teams left in this years competition.
What I have read is they will aim to finish the leagues and domestic cups by end of July and then have all the remaining CL clubs in the same European location and EL clubs in another European location in August and finish both competition in a sort of World Cup knockout tournament setting. I like the sound of it personally, this way the leagues won’t be start/stopped for European competition.
 
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What I have read is they will aim to finish the leagues and domestic cups by end of July and then have all the remaining CL clubs in the same European location and EL clubs in another European location in August and finish both competition in a sort of World Cup knockout tournament setting. I like the sound of it personally, this way the leagues won’t be start/stopped for European competition.
Couldn't agree more mate, lets hope it all pans out that way.
 

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Rd of 16 2nd legs - August 7-8
Qtr finals - August 12-15
Semi finals - August 18-19
Final - August 23

Seems like it's 1 game ties from qtr final onwards...more of a world cup/euro format and more luck will be involved just to make the final
 

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Rd of 16 2nd legs - August 7-8
Qtr finals - August 12-15
Semi finals - August 18-19
Final - August 23

Seems like it's 1 game ties from qtr final onwards...more of a world cup/euro format and more luck will be involved just to make the final
Not ideal, but far better than having it all voided.
 

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Probably the best possible result for Atleti, especially considering Werner won't be playing for Leipzig.

The potential SF match-up also worked out well for us (should we make it obviously), with Madrid/City/Juve/Barca/Bayern all on the other side of the draw
 

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PSG could actually do it this year.
I'd argue they are even less of a chance than normal because they won't be as match fit as the other teams (except for OL) as their league ended at the start of the pandemic, while the EPL/La Liga/Serie A/Bundesliga have been playing multiple games far more recently
 

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I'd argue they are even less of a chance than normal because they won't be as match fit as the other teams (except for OL) as their league ended at the start of the pandemic, while the EPL/La Liga/Serie A/Bundesliga have been playing multiple games far more recently
Good point, forgot about Ligue 1 early finish. Will be interesting to see if theyve maintained fitness.
 

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I'm gonna guess the qtrs are:

City-Juventus
Barca-Bayern
Leipzig-Atletico
Atalanta-PSG

semis:

City-Bayern
Atletico-PSG

final:Bayern-PSG
 

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nope not this season anyway. 7-0-0 in cl this season and haven't lost a game since before Xmas.

also have you ever thought arsenal would not get demolished by bayern?
Not sure what Arsenal has to do with this.

Very defensive for a person who seems to think Bayern are gonna piss it in.

Who’d have thought such a fair question would elicit a plastic’s response.
Indeed.
 

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nope not this season anyway. 7-0-0 in cl this season and haven't lost a game since before Xmas.

also have you ever thought arsenal would not get demolished by bayern?
To be fair you did say Bayern winning the second leg at home against Liverpool last season was a foregone conclusion.
 

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>Atalanta are the fittest team left in the competition, can cut anyone to shreds and are probably (on form) a top 5 team right now across Europe.

>PSG haven't played a game in months, always find a way to choke when it counts and their defence is not crash hot.

How and why are people thinking PSG in the semis is a foregone conclusion? It should be the other way around.
 

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Would be a minor miracle if PSG get past Atalanta with zero match practice. Hoping Atalanta go all the way...what a gift for their supporters after horror they’ve gone through last few months.
 

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